The Last Act, a growing series of documentary shorts explores how we can live better while living longer launches today: https://www.lastactseries.com/
Who better to offer us lessons to apply throughout our lives and to show us how to face those later years with dignity, wit and candor than those in their 80s and older (both in and out of the public eye) who are living a fulfilling and meaningful Last Act of their lives.
Discover the wisdom that The Last Act has to share through the lens of:
– TV legend Norman Lear, whose creative spark continues into his 90s, as he talks about his experience of aging and “The Game of Life.”
– Phyllis Schlecter, a feisty 90-year-old who was recently Bat Mitzvah’ed.
– Dick and Lois Gunther, who are in their 90s and falling in love all over again as they take on the twilight years together.
– Marion Ross, the beloved Mrs. C from Happy Days, offering spirited motherly advice on aging.
– Couples married for 50 years (or more) and what makes their marriages work (including work!).
Each segment ranges from two to four minutes with the goal of sparking a dialogue about aging among different generations.
Come meet our bubbes, zaydes, aunties, and neighbors and introduce us to yours! We have created a tool kit to help others capture video interviews with the people in their own lives who are living the senior years in an inspiring way and to share them with our community.
About the Last Act
The Last Act is a collaborative project of Reboot, a nonprofit organization that explores what it means to live an inspired Jewish life in the modern age, with partners Steve Goldbloom and Tiffany Woolf. Steve is the creator of the “Brief But Spectacular” series and “Everything But the News,” both on PBS. Tiffany has more than 20 years of PR and production experience in entertainment and documentary film. Tiffany’s parents died when she was young and The Last Act is inspired by her journey in seeking out role models to teach her (and all of us) how to live a vibrant and meaningful last act of our lives.
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You can watch the Last Act at: https://www.lastactseries.com/